Books: Peterkin Folk

Peterkin Folk

BRIGHT SKIN—Julia Peterkin—Bobbs-Merrill ($2.50). Asleep in the little shack along the Spanish-mossy river, little Blue is wakened by his father before dawn, told to come along, leave his mother and his home forever. Blue's mother has played the whore: Blue is the only child his father knows to be his own. Together they are going back to Blue's father's parents, Cun Fred and Aun Fan.

Cun Fred is foreman of a big cotton plantation. Aun Fan, a midwife, "catches" the plantation hands' pickaninnies...

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